@TexasLisa, I also very rarely use gloves, summer in the dirt or winter when it's cold.
@DarkRaven, I just got stung recently too. I got a nice big handful of the weed and pulled. I held my hand in cold milk. I couldn't think of anything faster at the time. (sorry, probably doesn't help your legs) I could definitely still feel it the next day, but not like the first few minutes. (Is it reeeeally ONLY 5-10 minutes of stinging?? It sure feels a lot longer than that!) I've dealt with the other kind of nettles before, and they're a nuisance, but as far as I can remember, this was my first encounter with the stinging nettles.